Does mental illness or abuse hide in the shadow? Bring it into the light, and out of the dark corners

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Brenda Davis’ talks about the dangerous things that can hide in the Shadows in her latest fiction book, based on her real life experiences

Shadows are formed when obstacles block the light; these obstacles can be both physical and mental. The resulting darkness is a place that can hide what people do not want exposed to others.

When you don’t want the general public to know about a dirty secret, you tend to push it away, into the shadows. You may not see or think about that little problem, until it rears its ugly head at the most inopportune time.

In Brenda Davis’ latest work, Shadows (published by Balboa Press) she takes the reader on a journey of three generations of women, battling to emerge from devastating mental health. Physical abuse, substance abuse, and a mercy killing will grasp the reader and challenge them to realize that mental health truly is a community issue.

“This book explores shadows. Shadows are formed when obstacles block the light; these obstacles can be both physical and mental. The resulting darkness is a place that can hide what people do not want exposed to others. Shadows can hide; child abuse by a parent, spousal abuse, substance abuse, mental illness, suicide and numerous other things that are evil. To come out of the shadows, it takes knowledge, hard work and help from others.”

Relationships of all kinds are explored through the lives of Bess, Jane and Lily. Mother, daughter and grandmother, all trying to make sense of deep seeded emotional issues, and pull their families together. This story draws in many characters that have a variety of secrets that are hidden in their shadows and involves themselves and others in scandal, tragedy, murder as well as love and redemption.

Shadows
By Brenda Davis
ISBN: 9781452555027 (SC); 9781452555041 (HC);
Approx. 299 pages
Paperback: $19.99
Hardcover: $ $37.95
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Balboa Press

About the Author:
Brenda Davis lives with her husband of 24 years, Hugh, in Cordova, Tennessee with their five dogs. Brenda graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1975 with a Veterinary Medicine Degree. She practiced veterinary medicine in a mixed animal practice which she owned and operated for twenty five years in Hope, Arkansas. After selling the veterinary practice in 1997, Brenda was an Associate Veterinarian with Dr. Ricky Hughes in Malvern, Arkansas for 3 years. Brenda joined the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service as a Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian in 2000 and retired in 2012. Brenda's husband, Hugh, also retired from USDA FSIS as a Consumer Safety Officer. Hugh is a Vietnam veteran having served in the Navy assigned to the Marines as a corpsman. He received two purple hearts for being wounded during the war. Brenda and Hugh have a blended family with six children; four boys and two girls. They have, as of now, 16 grandchildren.

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